I always try to make some non-chocolate gifts for Easter and there’s so much potential for cuteness. This mini felt Easter bunny softie in her carrot sleeping bag definitely has the cute factor dialed up.
Add some cord and they’d look adorable as a child’s necklace, or pop them on a place setting. If you want to add some extra sweetness hide a little chocolate egg in the sleeping bag too.
This project is made from felt so it’s easy to sew and not too time consuming because you don’t need to muck around with hems. You can easily make one in under an hour. Let’s get started…
The free sewing pattern – click here to download it, then print it out.
Wool felt in white, orange and green. I used 2 different shades of green.
Matching embroidery thread.
Sewing needle, pins and scissors.
Soft pencil – dark pink.
Fine black pen.
Toy fill, or you can use a cotton ball.
Tiny white pom pom.
Let’s make an Easter bunny softie and carrot sleeping bag
Start by cutting out all the pattern pieces, then cut the pieces from felt. You’ll need 1 each of the ear pieces, 2 bunny pieces, 1 carrot and 5 leaves.
Make the carrot
Fold the carrot felt piece in half to align the straight edges. Pin together.
Top stitch along the seam in very small stitches. Open the cone.
Sew one leaf at a time onto the inside back of the carrot with green thread.
With orange thread, sew a line of running stitches around the top of the carrot. When you’ve sewn all the way around, pull the thread to gather up the top of the carrot. Finish with a double stitch.
Make the bunny
Copy the reference illustration to create the bunny’s features. Very lightly colour in the cheeks, tummy and ears with the pink pencil. Use lots of light strokes to build up the colour. Then draw the face on.
Sew the pom pom on the back bunny piece to make a tail.
Starting at the neck, sew small top stitches around the head. Before you get to the top of the head place one ear in the opening and sew it in place, followed by the second ear.
When you’ve sewn almost all the way around the head insert very small pieces of stuffing. If you’re using a cotton ball pull of small sections at a time and insert them. Don’t use big chunks or you’ll have a lumpy bunny.
Continue sewing around the bunny. Before you sew up the final side of the body insert some stuffing into it.
Pop your bunny into her carrot sleeping bag!
So cute, right?
If you’re looking for Easter Craft ideas head to the Craft + DIY page for more sweet ideas. Happy making! And if you make any of my craft tutorials be sure to tag me on Instagram @we-are-scout-lisa and use #wearescoutcraft.